State Highway 79: Red River Bridge – Waurika OK

Description

State Highway 79 Bridge at the Red River which connects Jefferson County, OK with Clay County, TX.

“State highway #79 bridge at the Red River is a camelback pony truss bridge built in 1939… This type of bridge is rare and this particular example maintains a high degree of integrity. It is also important for the role it played in facilitating major economic development in the region.  Listed in the National Register, 12/20/1996.”   (http://www.ocgi.okstate.edu)

The exact source of federal financing is unclear, but an application was made to the Bureau of Public Roads.

Source notes

http://www.ocgi.okstate.edu/shpo/shpopic.asp?id=96001518

Project originally submitted by Susan Kline on January 12, 2014.

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Location Info


State Highway 79
Waurika, OK 73573

Coordinates: 34.132655, -98.092483

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